Isaiah Thompson: Gov’t Data Sharpens Focus on Crude-Oil Train RoutesNovember 2014
A ProPublica analysis of federal government data adds new details to what’s known about the routes taken by trains carrying crude oil. Local governments are often unaware of the potential dangers they face.
Andrew J. Bacevich: Malarkey on the PotomacNovember 2014
Five bedrock Washington assumptions that are hot air.
Laura Gottesdiener: A Trip to Kuwait (on the Prairie)October 2014
Life inside the boom.
Michael Klare: Obama’s New Oil WarsOctober 2014
Washington wields the oil weapon.
From Baghdad to the BakkenOctober 2014
American Empires: Home from the oil wars abroad, US service members and military contractors are flocking to North Dakota’s emerging boomtowns.
Michael Klare: Oil Rush in AmericaSeptember 2014
How a global warming president presides over a drill-baby-drill America.
Michael Schwartz: It’s the Oil, Stupid!June 2014
Insurgency and war on a sea of oil.
Michael Klare: The Death of Peak Oil?January 2014
Shale oil has changed the timeline, but we're still going to run out of oil. Here's why.
Jannis Brühl: Where Did Syria’s Chemical Weapons Come From?September 2013
Retracing the steps of Syria's chemical arsenal.
Tom Engelhardt: Terracide and the TerraristsMay 2013
Destroying the planet for record profits.
Michael Klare: Entering a Resource-Shock WorldApril 2013
How resource scarcity and climate change could produce a global explosion.
Abrahm Lustgarten: Land Grab Cheats North Dakota Tribes Out of $1 Billion, Suits AllegeFebruary 2013
A controversy implicates tribal politicians, Wall Street traders, and oil speculators.
Michael T. Klare: A Presidential Decision That Could Change the WorldFebruary 2013
The strategic importance of Keystone XL.
David Vine: Picking Up a $170 Billion TabDecember 2012
How U.S. taxpayers are paying the Pentagon to occupy the planet.
Robert Reich: Why BP Isn’t a CriminalNovember 2012
A timely reminder of the consequences of treating corporations as people.
Michael T. Klare: The New “Golden Age of Oil” That Wasn’tOctober 2012
Forecasts of oil abundance collide with planetary realities.
Greg Muttitt: Mission Accomplished for Big Oil?August 2012
How an American disaster paved the way for Big Oil's rise—and possible fall—in Iraq.
Subhankar Banerjee: Walking the WatersAugust 2012
"Extreme oil" and the destruction of our oceans
Closing the China GapAugust 2012
China’s voracious appetite for resources isn’t something to be feared—it should be emulated.
Michael T. Klare: Is Barack Obama Morphing Into Dick Cheney?June 2012
President Obama's approach to energy policy is surprisingly close Dick Cheney's. What this tells us about America's new nationalism.
A Line in the SandMay 2012
With foreign companies amassing higher stakes and a greater presence in the Iraqi oil business, Greg Muttitt traces the rise of Production Sharing
Agreements (PSAs) and its effects on Iraqi sovereignty.
Michael T. Klare: The Energy Wars Heat UpMay 2012
Six recent clashes and conflicts on a planet heading into energy overdrive.
Juan Cole: Why Washington’s Iran Policy Could Lead to Global DisasterApril 2012
The U.S. is pursuing serious multilateral sanctions against Iran, and this isn't the first time.
Michael Klare: A New Energy Third World in North America?April 2012
How the big energy companies plan to turn the United States into a third-world petro-state.
Michael T. Klare: A Tough-Oil WorldMarch 2012
Why 21st century oil will break the bank—and the planet.
Nick Turse: Obama’s Arc of Instability: Destabilizing the World One Region at a TimeSeptember 2011
|A startling number of nations in the global south are now in turmoil, and in every single one of them—from Afghanistan and Algeria to Yemen and Zambia—Washington is militarily involved, overtly or covertly, in outright war or what passes for peace.|